A look at Digiday’s most popular WTF explainers in 2022
Digiday sets out to explain complex and difficult-to-understand topics in our ongoing explainer series, called WTF.
Taking the opportunity to see what topics readers wanted most explained, here’s a look at some of Digiday Media’s most popular articles from our WTF series:
WTF is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO)
Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) were described by Media Editor Kayleigh Barber as “kind of like clubs for crypto enthusiasts.” Here’s a look at the history of how DAOs — pronounced “dows” — were created and what they mean for the marketing and media industries. Read WTF is a DAO here.
WTF is Web3?
Digital worlds and their communities and currencies were of keen interest to readers all year. In this explainer, Barber broke down what Web3 means, how to access it and how it’s different from Web 1.0 or Web 2.0. Read WTF is Web3 here.
WTF is Google’s Topics?
In this explainer, Senior Reporter, Advertising Technology Ronan Shields explained how Google’s alternative to third-party cookies actually works — and how it differs from Google’s prior attempts at replacing cookies (looking at you, FLoC). Senior Media Editor Tim Peterson also offers a handy breakdown over video. Read (and watch) this WTF explainer here.
WTF is marketing mix modeling?
Speaking of data, as CMOs navigate these inconsistently measured times, they’re turning to marketing mix modeling to prove their worth to leadership. Hear from Senior Marketing Editor Kristina Monllos on what that looks like and watch Peterson break marketing mix modeling down over video. Read (and watch) WTF is marketing mix modeling here.
WTF is automatic content recognition?
As Peterson lays out in this explainer and accompanying video: “Your TV is listening. And watching.” In this WTF article, he breaks down what that means for the TV viewership data that is accumulated by listening and what companies like LG, Roku, Samsung and Vizio are doing with it. Read (and watch) WTF is automatic content recognition here.
With TikTok star Keith Lee, Pepsi hopes to draw Gen Z to Black-owned restaurants
Pepsi is teaming up with TikTok food reviewer Keith Lee to promote the best Black-owned restaurants with a focus on Gen Z.
Digiday+ Research Briefing: CMO Strategies — How marketers’ social platform budgets stack up
In this week's Digiday+ Research Briefing, we share focal points from Digiday's recently released reports on how marketers’ social platform budgets stack up, and how agencies are feeling less pessimistic about the death of the third-party cookie.
Can Meta remain the ‘holy grail of paid advertising’ with challenges, challengers and Advantage+?
With more competitors and less solutions, advertisers sound off on Meta's social ad dominance.
SponsoredWhat the measurement and currency discussion really means to TV advertisers
Ali Mack, head of TV and agency, Experian Major streaming video providers have recently made headlines by adopting new currencies for ad measurement, threatening Nielsen’s long-standing TV ratings monopoly. NBCUniversal, for example, has certified iSpot and VideoAmp as currencies for advanced audiences and formed the Joint Industry Committee with Paramount, TelevisaUnivision and Warner Bros. Discovery. […]
‘A gold rush moment’: Apple’s Vision Pro revives marketers’ AR ambitions
It adds a whole new meaning to the term “second screen."
Marketing Briefing: Why marketers are seeking deeper partnerships with artists to remix songs, offer experiences
By working with musicians and celebrities, brands can potentially generate more attention and become a part of culture, according to agency execs, who say that brands are looking for anything that can help them connect to culture more deeply.